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Unread post10 Jun 2019, 16:06

The F-1422 Raptor-Cat. Gotta love mockups that never have to worry about production, structure, or cost problems.
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Unread post10 Jun 2019, 16:16

sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:The F-1422 Raptor-Cat. Gotta love mockups that never have to worry about production, structure, or cost problems.


It's not just mockup, VG wings are part of Lockheed's NATF and also the A/F-X design. It would be even more expensive than F-22 but Lockheed took it seriously. Flight Global article on A/F-X before it got canceled is here.

https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFA ... 200212.PDF
https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFA ... 200213.PDF

VG is still very much a viable option for high performance carrier aircraft. NATF and A/F-X wings are a lot more forward than F-14 though.

Interesting, even for A/F-X there is chin mounted sensor, and that design takes a lot from F-22.
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